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Standoff Situations

The Standoff Situations topic page offers a variety of tactical tips and strategic concepts to make sure the innocents are spared, the subject is secured, and the officers go home safely. When a suspect is barricaded in place, many things must happen for a successful resolution, such as setting up outer and inner perimeters, and making contact with the subject.
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August 04, 2014

Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Police responded to the scene Thursday after the woman, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, threatened nearby construction workers.
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August 01, 2014

Ind. SWAT cop connects with kids after nearby standoff

After what children saw as a very scary situation, an IMPD SWAT officer took the time to make sure they knew the police were there to protect them.
July 28, 2014

Suspect dead, 2 Marshals, cop wounded in NYC shootout

The suspected sex offender was recently profiled on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh.
July 23, 2014

Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Agent Clint Lund fired three shots at the man in a hospital lobby after he refused to drop his weapons.
July 22, 2014

NY cops subdue suicidal armed robber after gun jams

As police approached, the man held the gun to his head before pointing it at officers
July 19, 2014

Phoenix police standoff ends when suspect wakes up

Police believe the man was impaired and slept through the standoff.
July 11, 2014

Texas suspect who killed 6 had faced other charges

A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before.
June 27, 2014

Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Surveillance video captured a tense standoff between a man armed with two knives and officers in an Ariz. jail.
June 17, 2014

Mich. cops have tense standoff with open carry advocate

Police have released 911 calls and footage of a tense May 4 standoff between an open-carry advocate and officers.



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